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Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
C. S. Lewis
Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory it too good.
Every man is a creative cause of what happens, a primum mobile with an original movement.
Japan's very interesting. Some people think it copies things. I don't think that anymore. I think what they do is reinvent things. They will get something that's already been invented and study it until they thoroughly understand it. In some cases, they understand it better than the original inventor.
I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.
It's not an act. I love it. It's totally original. People go, 'What's going on with this guy? Why does he sound so weird? What is going on in his brain. I don't know. Just one day I suddenly woke up with a new brain.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
English is necessary as at present original works of science are in English. I believe that in two decades times original works of science will start coming out in our languages. Then we can move over like the Japanese.
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed one from another.
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Be yourself. The world worships the original.
A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.
H. L. Mencken
Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up... a lot of people don't have the courage to do it.
I'm the original take-orders girl.
Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.
Orison Swett Marden
Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer.
Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly marked feature of all religions established by law.
Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.
The product of mental labor - science - always stands far below its value, because the labor-time necessary to reproduce it has no relation at all to the labor-time required for its original production.
Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity. The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere. Truly profound and original insights are to be found only in studying the exemplary.
Warren G. Bennis
If you want to be original just try being yourself, because God has never made two people exactly alike.
A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.
I began to realize how simple life could be if one had a regular routine to follow with fixed hours, a fixed salary, and very little original thinking to do.
All human laws are, properly speaking, only declaratory; they have no power over the substance of original justice.
Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met.
If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
Honore de Balzac
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